Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Michael Gambon and Ray Winstone in talks for Hatton Garden heist movie

Could this be the most bang to rights casting ever?

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In what could be the most fitting – and predictable – casting ever, Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Michael Gambon and Ray Winstone are in talks to star as the four “Diamond Geezers” who carried out the Hatton Garden jewellery heist.

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In 2015, a gang of elderly London ex-cons aged between 58 and 76 committed the biggest burglary in British legal history, stealing £14 million worth of jewellery and valuables from a vault in Hatton Garden.

The four robbers, who had various physical maladies, were a group of veteran criminals whose boredom led them to come out of retirement for one last job (this was always going to be a movie, right?)

Michael Caine is, of course, no stranger to heist movies, having portrayed the legendary Charlie Coker in The Italian Job. Ray Winstone, too, played a gangster in Sexy Beast and Michael Gambon was up to no good in Layer Cake. Jim Broadbent, on the other hand, is usually associated with the gentle-natured dad in the Bridget Jones films, so may bring a touch of humour to proceedings.

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The currently untitled project will be directed by The Theory of Everything’s James Marsh.